Grand Pyramids Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The Grand Pyramids is hurt by a rather poor location with the Ring Road elevated right in front of the front entrance. There is only WiFi available in the lobby which can get rather crowded in the evening as multiple busses deliver tour groups from the airport who again crowd the lobby in the morning as they check out and leave to start their Egyptian tours. The hotel does feature an expansive breakfast buffet in the morning.
Stayed at the Grand Pyramids Hotel (three couples in total) and were somewhat unimpressed with the level of service provided by the staff. The hotel must have had a heyday....but its was a few years ago and management has allowed service levels to drop below what passes as acceptable. Examples of disappointing service included toilet paper not being replaced in rooms and needing 3 requests to be delivered (same for tissues), ATM machine in foyer being out of service for several days....with no nearby alternative; reception indicating that they had no envelopes (!) - we had asked for one so we could pay our Guide a tip - table service in breakfast dining area very slow and random (plates not removed, cutlery not replaced when you sat at a vacated table); room safe not functioning and when two 'managers came to fix...unsuccessfully...as they departed they said we would have to contact their maintenance department...they didn't do so themselves; toaster not working properly, then disappeared completely from breakfast area; no wifi in rooms....had to go to the foyer of hotel to access (and as it is in Egypt it was filled with choking cigarette smoke. On the good side, the staff at the entry and on the X-ray machine were very cheerful and the rooms and beds were a good size.
Room OK, roomservice far too slow, location terrible if you want to sleep at night. A ring road passes in front of the hotel at some 10 meters high and rushes 24 hrs a day. So not exactly pleasant and quiet around you.
I stayed here on a 4 day trip to Cairo. A bit dated but felt safe and clean. Watch out for the camel guy who hangs out by the pool-avoid the camel and him. The rooms were clean and safe. Tv was old and few channels in English but not really there to watch tv so I didn’t mind. WiFi is only on the lobby not in the hotel rooms. Security scans bags and lets cars in after scanning- felt safe there. Breakfast was ok- most day I just got fruit to go though.
Honestly, don't have to much of an expectation from this hotel! Although the hotel does try it's best to be as professional as possible, sadly it flops in all the wrong areas. Room service and delivering your luggage to your room is as good as it gets. Food quality is very very basic,you have to buy water from the hotel at meal times. Pools are dirty and currently not in use including heated pool. The hotel rooms are very close to the motorway and noisy. Although I did request a room with a pyramid view, I was told that the view is no longer available because of the construction of new buildings outside. All inclusive is not an option at this hotel and personally I would not purchase this at this hotel anyway. I stayed a total of 2 nights at this hotel on two occasions. My first occasions, I was allocated a reasonable clean sized room, only problem with this building block has a lot of turbulence? Not sure what the reason was for this, I believe it was block (C). So if you do intend on staying at this hotel make sure that you ask for a room other than this block! It is the last block facing directly to the motorway. On my second occasion, I reported my experience with block (C) and given a room in block (B). I was given a very small worn out room to share with my two daughters, smelling of tobacco and needed considerably updating, I experience no turbulence or movement of the building this time! This hotel is cheap to stay at if you are on a budget, internet is poor in all areas except reception!
It is a quiet hotel, with clean rooms and basic services provided. There isn't much activity within the hotel. Which is more than not compensated by the street right outside the hotel. The street is abuzz even in the late evening, however, the area outside the hotel is not very clean or hygienic. The biggest advantage of this hotel is that it is very close to the Pyramids. Breakfast spread is limited and the service is slow. Wi-fi is free but available only in the lobby. OK hotel for a short stay.
Stayed for 2days, rooms were BIG but not wel maintained, room lighting were dim not impressive. Power plugs were not working. Best part of this hotel is break fast, really good breakfast. Wi-Fi only in the lobby. Not a 3 star hotel.
Very good large size room and very nice for business. But no internet available in the room and very slow internet in the lobby. Fitness center most of the time at closed status. but good hotel for business stay.
If one is traveling with the expectation on being away from city hustle and closer to the pyramids then definitely not the best place to stay. Hotel is in middle of the city right next to the flyover and adjacent areas are pretty dirty with lot of noise being on the main road. Though all the hotel rooms come with a balcony but the only view you can have is to the road and constructions of high rise next to you. The staff is very friendly and polite with only few who can understand /speak English hence a language barrier. The WIFI network is a BIG problem ( only works in lobby ) and that too on and off. Food was decently ok but rooms were big and pretty clean, though a tea /coffee maker in the room would have been a good idea with other facilities.
we usually make arrangements for tours and hotels, this time we opted to book a tour company since we really had no idea what to expect in Cairo..Blue sky made the reservations, we arrived and were shocked, . we had a room with the view of the pyramids, the pool and a beautiful garden. At night you can see the pyramids lit by the light show, an experience you will never forget. We had a large suite, large shower and bathroom. The staff went out of their way to help us, the hotel is behind a gate and all cars are checked by a security guard and a dog. Living in California i felt more endangered back home. The breakfast was included and it was the best I ever had, either France, Italy, Spain, England, Denmark, etc.there is a chef that will make an omelette your request and taste. try and book a room with the view of the pyramids.
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool and indoor pool
- Rooftop terrace
Grand Pyramids Hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like Great Sphinx of Giza and Pyramids at Giza. This 240-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. It's in central Giza and also close to The Grand Egyptian Museum and Taha Hussein Museum.
There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including La Palme Dore, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner, and Lucciano with pleasing pool views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.
All 240 air-conditioned rooms provide fireplaces, sofa beds, and minibars. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. Safes are also included.
At Grand Pyramids Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. If you drive, self parking is USD 2 per day, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for USD 30.00 per room. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a steam room, a rooftop terrace, and WiFi in public areas.
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65% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 552 reviews